Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced a salary bonus plan to help attract and retain teachers at low-performing, hard-to-staff schools.
The schools in Alexandria which qualify are Cora Kelly Magnet Elementary, Francis Hammond Middle, George Mason Elementary, James K. Polk Elementary, Mount Vernon Elementary, T.C. Williams High
Drip no more.
With a final vote in the House of Delegates, the General Assembly has passed House Bill 2297, the Water Consumer Protect Act, sponsored by Delegate David Englin (D-45) who felt the need to protect Virginians from overly aggressive home water service cutoff practices.
While most private water utilities in Virginia
Okay, so we had President Barack Obama announcing Monday that he'd run for his job again at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on You Tube.
Then Tuesday came former Governor Tim Kaine (D), who kicked off his campaign for a soon-to-be-vacated U.S. Senate seat in Virginia with a message on Twitter, tweeting "I'm running!"
Flicking that cigarette butt out your car window or tossing it on the ground could cost you $100 if Virginia Del. Joe Morrissey, D-Highland Springs, has his way.
His bill to impose such a fine got snuffed out during the General Assembly’s recent session. But Morrissey plans to reintroduce the idea during the 2012 legislative session.
It was supposed to be a joyful occasion.
A legislative committee had selected community leader Arthur W. "Nick" Arundel as the Outstanding Virginian of the Year for 2011.
On Feb. 1, lawmakers introduced a resolution commending him for his “numerous contributions to the Commonwealth and the country.
While fewer home loans are going into default, a combination of a backlog of foreclosures and a slump in home purchases could threaten the recovery in Virginia's housing market.
"We are at a dangerous point at the beginning of another negative cycle that pulls the market somewhat down from where it is," Barry Merchant, a senior analyst
Tragedies like the killing of U.Va. student Yeardley Love last year have underscored the need for education about abusive relationships. Authorities have charged Love’s former boyfriend with her murder.
In Virginia, all public schools must follow the state’s Standards of Learning for core courses like math, science and history.
The Senate rejected legislation Monday requiring school officials to contact a student’s parents if the student "is likely" to be suspended.
Current law requires parental notification only at the time of suspension.
Sen. Richard Stuart, R-Montross, criticized House Bill 1548